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Ha'il (Saudi Arabia)

Emirate of 'Ha'il

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The clan of Rashid Ali, of the Jebel Shammar, fought Ibn Sa'ud for control of Arabia.
Glenn Stefanovics, 16 Jun 2000

According to Wikipedia, the House of Rashid ruled an emirate in Nejd during the 19th century, and were the principal competitors of the House of Saud. They were centered in a city called Ha'il in northern Nejd and had more of a commercial orientation than the Sauds, deriving their wealth from their location on the route of the Hajj.
Ron Lahav and Eugene Ipavec, 07 and 11 Dec 2007

Emirate of Ha'il 1835-1920

[Emirate of Ha'il 1835-1920 (Saudi Arabia)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 11 Dec 2007

Two flags are shown in Wikipedia; the source given for them is the Arabic Wikipedia and a Rashidi website (dead link). The first is an Ottoman-like flag with golden charges: a very thin crescent and an 8-pointed star, the last shifted upwards.
Eugene Ipavec, 11 Dec 2007

Arabian flag in 1858 US flag chart

[Arabia flag in 1858 US flag chart]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 August 2008

There is one of these in [hbl58]:
«Arabia» at position (5;4) of [hbl58]: Rectangular ~2:3 red flag smallish yellow (banana-like) crescent centered but slightly offset to the hoist and yellow eight-rayed Taiwan-like sun at the upper hoist but quite distant to the edges. This design seems familiar — maybe from other parts of the peninsula?. Any ideas?
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 August 2008

This made me think to Jebel Shammar, see : I thought it had been reported to the list before but it does not seem too. By the way, on the same page, there are many flags of pre-1932 Arabian states which are not on FOTW.
Olivier Touzeau, 31 August 2008

Something very similar to this was reported by Ron a year ago, as the "Emirate of Ha'il."
Eugene Ipavec, 31 August 2008

House of Rashid 1920-1921

[House of Rashid 1920-1921 (Saudi Arabia)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 11 Dec 2007

The second is an Arab Revolt flag with the lower white stripe replaced with a golden one.
Eugene Ipavec, 11 Dec 2007